Welcome to Auklet Class!
A very warm welcome to Auklet class! The adults that work in Auklet class are; Miss Mileham (Class Teacher), Miss Spraggs (Teaching Assistant), Mrs Shepherd (Teaching Assistant, mornings) and Mrs Davis (Cover on Tuesday mornings).
The children have settled into school life so well! We are now a well established team and the grown-ups look forward to watching this team attitude develop. Our topic for the Summer Term is: 'Our Wonderful World', please see below for our topic booklet.
This is a fantastic, useful booklet to help you find out more about how your child is learning and developing in their first 5 years in relation to the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework.
Also please see the Help Your Child information page for more resources.
Come and Play session!
Friday afternoon saw lots of our lovely parents, grandparents and younger siblings come to school and get busy with their children. We had a go at making our own bird feeder, continue our painting in the style of Damien Hirst, planting outside in the flower beds, decorating biscuits, sharing our learning journals and all round fun! We are very grateful to have such supportive families and thank you so much for coming to share the afternoon with us.
This half term our story is 'Jasper's Beanstalk'. We have begun our learning by looking at the main character, Jasper! Everybody then painted their very own Jasper and helped stick on pieces of tissue paper to make a massive collage Jasper and his beanstalk. We think they look great.
As part of our new topic, Our Wonderful World, we have been getting our flower bed ready for some new plants. The children also helped pot up their pea plants into a bigger container. Great team work!
We had an exciting visitor to Bruton on Thursday, The Queen! We lined the high street with our flags and smiling faces to greet her. It was a very exciting morning!
This week during Maths,we've had a go at using dienes to represent number.
We've been loving our new role play, with Daisy the cow ready for milking!
Also as part of World Book Day, the big children from Ibis class came to visit us! They came with lots of lovely stories in hand and shared a book with us, thank you very much Ibis class.
Our new story this half term is The Enormous Turnip! Keep an eye out for exciting turnip related activities coming soon to our web page.
Ordering turnips by size!
We love our new phonics fans. We worked with a partner to build words.
Great team work Auklet! We have been helping our friends complete the tricky assault course,
Following on from our animal topic, these children have been counting the animals this week. They also had a go at writing the number down on a whiteboard.
Little Red Hen
We have been busy learning the story of the Little Red Hen! The children can re-tell the story independently and with matching actions too. We have also been trying to change our voices for the different characters to show who is talking. The children's parents will be invited in after half term to join us as an audience. We look forward to sharing our learning with you
Bread Roll Making!
Today we turned into Little Red Hen's ourselves and were busy making bread rolls. The children were great at kneading the dough and turning into little balls ready to be baked. They couldn't believe how much the dough had risen whilst proving next to the radiator. We had so many we were able to have one for our afternoon snack, and one to take home! Delicious!
Auklet have been looking at addition this week. We started the week by thinking about what the symbols + and = meant in a number sentence. We tried to remember that with addition the numbers get BIGGER. We use the farm toys to help us with some tricky questions from a puzzled farmer. The farmer wasn't sure how many animals he had all together as they were in two different fields! The children were great at helping solve the problem. We've then moved on to using counters to help us solve an addition question. Great work Auklet class!
Carrying on for our passion for animals, the boys were outside making a dog kennel using the blocks. Lovely to see great team work.
The children have made some beautiful poppies with Mrs Davis this week in preparation for Remembrance Sunday. A simple design but they look spectacular on our classroom windows. Miss Mileham and Miss Spraggs were very proud of the children during our Remembrance Assembly. The whole class stood so quietly and listened to the poems read out by the older children.
The children have been very keen to do some writing outside now that we have learnt our Phase 2 sounds. It has been lovely to spot new words written on the patio!
Thank you to the parents that came to see our Harvest Assembly, and thank you for your wonderful donations for the food bank. The children worked really hard making their pictures of scarecrows and singing Dingle Dangle Scarecrow.
We were very lucky to have Mike Brownlow, a children's author, come and visit us during We Love Reading Week! Mike read us his book, 10 Little Pirates and 10 Little Robots. Mike then showed the children how to draw one of his characters, stripy robot. We had to listen really hard to some instructions, such as, draw a square above the rectangle. The children did very well and we were all very proud of the children's artwork.
Mrs Davis did some wonderful painting surrounding harvest. The children had a picture sheet, in which they had to tick off when they spotted the different harvest fruit and vegetables on their hunt outside. They then used apples to do some beautiful printing.
Run, run as fast as you can!
We have been looking at the gingerbread man story, we then made our own gingerbread people and decorated them with two eyes and a smiley face. Look out for pictures of our role play area turning into the baker's kitchen.